UPDATED WATCH THE FULL STORY: Police say Labrador puppy shot at least a dozen times by pellet gun in Highlands


WATCH: A 10-month-old puppy is recovering after being shot 12 times by a pellet gun. April Lawrence reports.

West Shore RCMP are investigating after a 10-month-old Labrador puppy named Ozzy was shot 12 times by a pellet gun in Highlands.

The owners found the dog injured and contacted police. They took Ozzy to a veterinarian who confirmed the animal was shot at least 12 times.

“This attack not only left the puppy injured, but shook a whole community for this senseless act,” Cst. John Varley of West Shore RCMP said in a statement.

“Luckily, Ozzy is doing well now.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

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